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President Obama Addresses The Nation On The Connecticut School Shooting

President Obama To Travel To Newtown For Interfaith Vigil On Sunday

The president had planned to travel to Maine on Wednesday for an event promoting his positions in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but the White House canceled that trip because of the shooting.

12/15/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images), Representative Michael Grimm (credit: grimm.house.gov)

President Obama Approves Measure Allowing Natural Gas Pipeline Through Rockaways, Brooklyn

The three-mile pipeline would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field.

11/28/2012

Vice President Joe Biden greets first responders at Hoboken Terminal (credit: Vice President's Office)

Vice President Biden Tours Devastation Across New Jersey Left Behind By Sandy

Biden is just the latest Obama administration official to visit New Jersey.

11/18/2012

Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States at the Capitol January 20, 2009. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer’s Office Launches Lottery For Free Tickets To Presidential Inauguration

Residents who want a chance to attend must register online by December 13. The drawing will then be held on December 14, so winners of the lottery can have more than a month to make arrangements to travel to Washington, D.C.

11/18/2012

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Smaller Facilities Forced To Pick Up Slack For Hospitals Damaged During Sandy

From Manhattan to Queens, hospitals remained closed Wednesday night while smaller facilities are being forced to pick up the slack. A lack of space at the city’s medical facilities is leaving no room for error.

11/14/2012

Sandy damage on Staten Island (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit New York Next Week To View Sandy Recovery Efforts

President Barack Obama will travel to New York on Thursday to view recovery efforts from the massive East Coast storm Sandy, the White House said Friday.

11/09/2012

Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County after Sandy (credit: Lisa Maxwell)

President Obama Declares Westchester, Rockland Counties A Major Disaster Area Due To Sandy

The declaration means the federal government can send aid to state and local governments and makes federal funding available to affected individuals.

11/02/2012

Hurricane Sandy Track As Of 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 (credit: National Hurricane Center)

Experts: Up To 60 Million To Be Affected When Sandy Makes Landfall

“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

10/28/2012

Image of President Obama with Hitler-style mustache from LaRouche PAC (credit: larouchepac.com)

Elderly Woman Arrested For Tearing Down Posters Showing President Obama With Hitler-Like Mustache

Lack said she knew she’d get in trouble for her actions, but said she lived through World War II and it made her angry seeing anyone portray the President as a Nazi.

10/18/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer: President’s Veto Threat Will Bring ‘Grand Bargain ‘As Fiscal Cliff Nears

As the clock ticks closer to the end of the year, Sen. Schumer said he’s confident a deal will be reached.

10/18/2012

President Barack Obama (R) speaks during his debate with Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L), who greets the audience at the conclusion in Denver, Colorado, on October 3, 2012. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/GettyImages)

Hofstra University Prepares To Host President Obama And Mitt Romney In Town Hall Style Debate

With two days to go until the next Presidential debate Hofstra University is buzzing. The school’s basketball arena is being transformed into a debate hall, where locals will get to question the Presidential candidates.

10/14/2012

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) endorsing Mitt Romney in Oct. 2011. (file/Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie’s Advice To Romney: ‘Be Yourself’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on the stump, campaigning for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in the key battleground state of Ohio for a few days.

10/09/2012

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) endorsing Mitt Romney in Oct. 2011. (file/Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Christie: Romney Will Turn Race ‘Upside Down’ At Wednesday Night’s Presidential Debate

Gov. Christie, who delivered the keynote address at the Republican National Convention, said Romney’s experience as governor of Massachusetts gives him an advantage.

09/30/2012

Gov. Chris Christie endorses Mitt Romney in January 2012 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie On Presidential Race: Mitt Romney Had Bad Week, Will Rebound

A recent poll shows most people expect the President to win suggesting momentum from Obama, but Christie said he doesn’t buy it.

09/24/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Weighs In On Controversial Videotaped Romney Comments

In recent months, the billionaire mayor has regularly mentioned the number of people who do not pay federal income tax when asked about the amount of taxes wealthy Americans pay. The independent mayor has repeatedly said everyone should contribute something.

09/19/2012

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